A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
One scene of Martha and her neice slapping each other.
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Strong language (in German) with subtitles.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film deals honestly with a young child who loses her only parent. It is handled carefully, but the emotional impact is considerable. There is one very angry fight between Martha and her niece, but nothing too far outside the realm of normal family fights. There is a smattering of strong language. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The film has a nearly perfect balance of comedy and drama, is beautifully acted and directed, and very satisfying. Gedeci is particularly good as a woman who is trying to break out of the restrictions she's placed on herself – we see her emotions play across her face with complete believability.
Young children may not enjoy this movie – it's in German with English subtitles, and deals largely with adult themes. But older children will enjoy it, and it might even awaken a desire to cook wonderful gourmet food. Unlike many American films it is subtle and sophisticated, making its points without broad comedy or clichéd speeches to drive the message home. Everything about it feels authentic and natural, and viewers will feel that they've met real people, not just movie characters.
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